The US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has confirmed that the mark GORILLA GYM, used by Velex Corporation for indoor pull-up bars and accessories, infringed PlayNation’s GORILLA PLAYSETS mark for outdoor children’s playsets.
The USPTO experienced a huge rise in trademark applications last week, with a large proportion coming from applicants in China. WTR talks with IP experts and the USPTO about how this unprecedented activity could affect all applicants.
A media storm has circled around Russian-owned FaceApp over fears that personal data is being sold for potentially nefarious purposes. We speak with an expert about the legal issues that rights holders should be aware of.
With the regulatory gap in food and beverage labelling yet to be bridged, the legal landscape for manufacturers looking to enter the hemp-based cannabidiol market remains murky.
A group of senior trademark and brand professionals recently convened in New York to discuss strategies for protecting, enforcing and monetising fashion and luxury brands. This special report details some of the key points and presents essential takeaways.
In a recent cosmetics trademark infringement decision, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has considered an issue of first impression concerning the Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury.
In our latest edition, we look at Michael Kors launching a digital store on Alibaba’s Tmall, INTA's call for the Lanham Act to be amended, an illicit trade report from TRACEIT, China’s IP transformation, and much more.
In Barrington Music Products Inc v Music & Arts Center, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that the mark owner was not entitled to an increased damages award after discovering that two of the defendants were not separate companies.
In our latest edition, we look at a reminder of the medical risks of counterfeits in Hong Kong, a car air freshener brand taking Ryanair to court, Monaco now using the TMclass list, applications up in Bhutan, and much more.
The latest data from Lex Machina reveals that 2,289 trademark litigation actions were filed in the United States in the first half of 2019, up 12% year-on-year. If current trends continue, it will represent a four-year high.
Juggling global operations spread out among affiliates can be a daunting task but open communication, company-wide interaction and knowledge sharing allows these trademark professionals to manage an impactful and efficient portfolio.
In our latest round-up, we look at IP Australia announcing examination delays, the Portuguese registry updating its fees, the Crips street gang apologising for a trademark dispute, and much more.
The president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, spent a great deal of his keynote speech at the start of last week’s G20 discussing IP matters. We analyse the key messages that brand owners can take away – and what the proposed changes lack.
Applying generally accepted principles of trademark law, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has found that using a competitor’s trademarks in marketing materials to promote competing products constitutes trademark infringement.
The USPTO will soon require foreign-domiciled trademark applicants to be represented by a US licensed attorney. Talking to WTR, experts say this change is needed due to the US trademark register being “flooded with fraudulent applications from foreign nationals”.